The Old Black Dog, Uplyme
The Old Black Dog Inn has a curious story as to how it acquired its name. A local man who lived in a farm house that once formed part of a mansion destroyed in the civil war, found his house haunted by a black dog. The dog manifested by the hearth almost every night. Consider the article, The Lyme Regis Black Dog.
One night he came home drunk grabbed a poker and chased the dog into the attic, the dog disappeared through the roof, which he smashed through with the poker. To his amazement a hoard of golden coins from the civil war period spilled from the roof. He used these to buy and convert a house nearby into a pub which he called the Black Dog. The dog still haunts the lane by the pub and was seen in the 1950’s.
A Phantom coach driven by four horses has been seen on what was the old coaching road.